Napa Valleyis a great place to go with friends. We took a little trip to the wine country. We met some friends there and had a great time. We toured the wineries, tasted some wine, and visited some tourist traps. Below is a photo gallery of our trip.
Napa, CA Harvest Festival
|Napa Harvest Festival , This picture has Marco, Sheila and Vivian stopping for something to eat.|
|Wine Tasting, here are those two crazy Italians, Frank and Marco tasting some wine at the harvest festival.|| |
|Vivian, Sheila, and Marco , posing by a vintage car.|
Old Faithfull Geyser in Calistoga, CA
|Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga. , this is one of only 3 geysers in the world for which the eruptions can be predicted. Currently this geyser is more accurate than the old faithful in Yellowstone National Park.|
|Here Jeff, Amy and Vivian|
Posing by Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga.
|Vivian and Amy, in the hotel lobby.|
We took a trip on the wine train. This train takes you on a tour of the Napa Valley, while feeding you great food, and allowing a little wine tasting.
|Vivian inside the dining car of the Wine train.|| |
|Sheila, Marco, Jeff, and Amy at a table on the wine train, enjoying desert.|
|Frank enjoying a menage a trois, on the wine train. The drink of course.|| |
|Here is Vivian posing in front of some flowers at Mumm Winery.|
|Amy, Jeff, Frank and Vivian, in font of some wine racks, at the winery.|
|A view of the vineyards at the Mumm Winery.|
|Vivian, Sheila, Marco, and Frank, enjoying some refreshments, at the end of the Mumm Winery Tour.|
|Some pictures of the Vats used to ferment the wine.|
|Ferrari-Carano Winery , This picture is a shot of their large fountian.|
|Vivian on the way down to the wine cellars of Ferrari-Carano.|| |
|Wine cellars at Ferrari-Carano.|
|Marco, Sheila, and Vivian, in front of a winepress in the wine cellar.|
in the flower garden at Ferrari-Carano.
|Another shot of the garden at Ferrari-Carano.|
|Vivian by a silver ball, in the Ferrari-Carano gardens.|
|Some of the garden walk at Ferrari-Carano Winery.|
|After visiting the wine country, we drove down the West Coast of California, stoping along the way. Monterey was one such stop.|
|Nourishment was an inportant part of the trip.|
|A shot of the pier at Monterey, CA.|
|A view of the ocean from the Monterey pier.|
|Vivian with a bust of John Steinbeck.|
|Our next stop was Pismo Beach, where we took in the sights..|
|On our way back from Napa, we stopped off at Frank's old Air Force Buddy, Chuck. We spent a delightfull evening, having a great dinner with great friends.|
|here is a shot of Frank and Chuck.|
|Chuck and Patricia, aren't they a cute couple?|
|Next stop on our trip was Solvang, CA|
|Here is vivian next to a bust of Hans Christian Anderson, that famous spinner of stroies.|
|Vivian posing by carved wooden bear.|
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Last Updated: 15 Sept, 1999.
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